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BREAKING: Anyanacho Qualifies For Tokyo 2020 Taekwondo Event

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Nigeria’s Elizabeth Anyanacho has qualified for the taekwondo event of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after she defeated former African Champion, Gabon’s Urgence Mouega 12 – 5 at the African Qualifiers holding in Rabat, Morocco.

Anyanacho will be going to Tokyo as the first Taekwondo female to qualify for the Olympics since Athens 2004 Olympics and second ever Nigeria Taekwondo female practitioner, after Princess Dudu, to qualify for the Olympics.

Benjamin Okuomose arrowly lost 16 – 19 to Olympic Silver Medalist & former World Champion, Gabon’s Anthony Obame.

For the technical director of Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Chika Chukwumerije the loss of Okuomose was unfortunate.

“My heart was broken. He was leading all the way until 12 secs to end of match. The lad did well.

“Sometimes, one cannot explain the anxiety and pressure an athlete feels. I feel sorry for his shattered Olympics dreams, but it is ok. He now has to fight for the bronze medal,” he lamented.

According to the rules, the winner of the bronze medal match will be on standby in case there is a doping violation by any of the finalists.

Chinazum Nwosu and Ifeoluwa Ajayi will compete today February 23.

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Sheffield United Demolish Chelsea 3-0

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Chelsea hope of top-four finish was threatened on Saturday with a 3-0 comprehensive defeat by Sheffield United.

Two first-half goals and a third from McGoldrick condemned the Blues to the devastating defeat.

They remained at 60points on third position with Leicester at 59 points and Manchester United on 58 points despite playing one more game.

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BREAKING: Super Eagles Star Onuachu Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu has tested positive for coronavirus, according to his Belgian club Genk.

But his club mates and compatriots Stephen Odey and Cyril Dessers tested negative.

The 26-year-old striker is the only positive case in the club.

“In the run-up to the first exhibition game of the season, the entire Genk group was tested yesterday (Tuesday). Everyone tested negative except Onuachu,” a report on Belgian website hln.be stated.

The 6ft7in striker left Belgium for Nigeria on May 27, alongside fellow Eagles strikers Victor Osimhen and Imoh Ezekiel.

He returned to his club June 28 after he was stranded for a week in Lagos due to travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

According to hln.be, Onuachu will miss Genk’s first exhibition game of the season against Eendracht Termien on Thursday as he will be quarantined for a week.

Onuachu’s COVID-19 status has however raised concerns within the Genk squad as he had trained intensively with the rest of the squad for more than a week now.

Onuachu joined Genk from Danish club FC Midtjylland last summer and scored 10 goals for the club before the Belgian Pro Division season was ended abruptly due to COVID-19.

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Man Utd Thrash Bournemouth 5-2 To Move Into Top Four

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Manchester United moved into the top four as Mason Greenwood struck a brilliant brace in a 5-2 victory over relegation-threatened Bournemouth.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side went above Chelsea ahead of the Blues’ game against Watford with a win that extended their unbeaten run to 16 games in all competitions.

They fell behind to Junior Stanislas’ opener, but led at the break through first-half efforts from Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
The Cherries took a shock 16th-minute lead when Stanislas followed up his initial blocked effort and nutmegged Harry Maguire on the byline before beating David de Gea at his near post.

It was the first time United had conceded in 500 minutes in all competitions, but they soon roared back when Greenwood blasted in a venomous left-footed drive having been found by Fernandes.

And six minutes later, United were ahead. Adam Smith needlessly handled the ball following Martial’s downward header and Rashford stuck the resulting penalty into the bottom-right corner of the net.

That put Rashford ahead of Martial in their personal goals duel, though the Frenchman also moved onto 20 for the campaign in emphatic fashion, cutting in off the left flank and rifling into the top corner with a brilliant right-footed strike.

Bournemouth were handed a route back into the match when United made a sloppy start to the second half.

De Gea had already saved from Lewis Cook and Arnaut Danjuma hit the post after Maguire gave the ball away before Eric Bailly handled trying to control Nemanja Matic’s pass.

King converted the penalty against his old club, only for Greenwood to again deliver an emphatic response six minutes later, this time with his right foot.

Fernandes, with two assists to his name already, then got in on the act as United scored five at Old Trafford in a Premier League game for the first time since 2011.

(Goal.com)

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